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Rent assistance in Davidson County NC.

Locate charities, churches, and government agencies that help with rent in Davidson County North Carolina. Low-income tenants, the homeless, elderly or disabled can get either emergency financial help or long-term support, such as section 8 housing vouchers. Find places that offer rent assistance, grant money for a security deposit, legal aid, short term emergency housing and other services in the Lexington area.

Funds are limited. Renters who need assistance may be provided grants, vouchers, or even a loan. In addition, assistance for rent will often be combined with case management as the applicant needs to be able to sustain the housing on their own. There may also be LIHEAP applications, free vouchers for a hotel room in Davidson County, as well as other housing resources.

Find details below on charities and government organizations in Lexington and the county that may give a limited amount of money for rent or housing or that focus on homeless prevention and rehousing below. Or learn about other ways to get free money.

Davidson County Community Action offers services, including financial help for rent or grants, to low to moderate income families who work towards self-sufficiency. The non-profit is at 911 S Talbert Blvd, Lexington, NC 27292. For information on housing programs, food, homeless prevention grants and more dial (336) 249-0234.

Fairgrove Family Resource Center helps Thomasville families or individuals only. Everything from emergency rent or utility bill help (to stop an eviction) to mortgage assistance too. Applications need to be done in person and by appointment. For information on financial aid for rent and more, call (336) 472-7217. The main address is 159 Myrtle Drive Thomasville, North Carolina 27360

Salvation Army social services is based at 314 West 9th Avenue, Lexington, NC 27292. Programs include transitional housing, rent help, homeless shelters, energy assistance and more. Landlords or the property owner will be given the money to help with rent – not the applicant. There may also be free furniture for a home or apartment or motel vouchers. Call (336) 481-7324.

Cooperative Community Ministries of Davidson County is a charity that help the poor, elderly, single moms and others with rent or other assistance. Dial 336-476-1842. A major goal is around housing, especially for the vulnerable. A few dollars may be given for rent or housing/mortgages.





Crisis Ministries of Davidson County (based at 107 East 1st Avenue, Lexington NC 27292) has emergency financial help for rent, security deposits, and other housing needs. There is also a homeless shelter, free hot meals, blankets for the homeless and other social services. Rent and other financial aid is given with guidance. Dial 336-248-6684.

Legal Aid of North Carolina (Davidson County) is based in Greensboro. Tenants facing eviction or potential renters facing housing discrimination, that are also low income, can get free legal help from lawyers. They also assist with applications to government aid such as section 8 housing, disability and more. Call 336-272-0148, or more on legal aid of North Carolina.

Lexington and Davidson County Housing Authority operates the HUD section 8 program. Vouchers can help pay rent based on the families income. There is also public housing, self-sufficiency, loans for homebuying and other assistance from one of two offices.

  • Lexington PHA is at 107 East First Avenue, Lexington, NC 27292. Call : (336) 249-8936
  • Thomasville PHA is at 201 James Avenue, Thomasville. Phone 336-475-6137.

DSS of Davidson County offers cash aid, which can be used for bills including rent, utilities, deposits, moving and others.  They also process LIHEAP and other public benefits from 913 Greensboro Street in Lexington. Any cash assistance or grants for rental arrear are temporary in nature and focus on families, including parents with children or single parents. Call (336) 242-2500.

A homeless shelter and referrals only are offered from First Hope Ministries. The charity has an emergency homeless shelter only at 107 East First Avenue, Lexington, North Carolina 27292. Call (336) 248-6684.

By Jon McNamara













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